Howitt points out, which can be twisted into referring even indirectly to their first arrival.
Howitt and Dr Roth appear to have satisfied themselves of a belief, common to most tribes, in a mythic being (he has different names in different tribes) having some of the attributes of a Supreme Deity.
But Mr Howitt finds in this being " no trace of a divine nature, though under favourable conditions the beliefs might have developed into an actual religion."
Howitt, The Native Tribes of South-east Australia (1904) and On the Organization of Australian Tribes (1889); G.
Howitt, Kamilaroi and Kurnai, Group Marriage and Relationship (Melbourne, 1880); H.